Zea Partners is involved in Qualoss and Flossmetrics. We also have established a close collaboration with other EU research projects.

Very soon, Plone going to be added to projects analyzed by Flossmetrics:

So far, it has been very difficult to establish a link with the OS Community on these topics. In 2009, I would like to organize a validation workshop that would involve researchers (who would present the data they can extract from the Plone/Zope repositories) and community experts to be found (that could provide feedback on the quality and interpretation of the data extracted. Before this, I would like to know if we could find some "quality leaders" within the Plone and Zope community that could become technical contact points to provide feedback to the researchers.

All the best,


A number of articles related to EU activities are published here:

Among the articles presenting awards:

you will find:
Plone: Best IST research project website

On 31 Oct 2008, at 10:22, Graham Perrin wrote:

<http://planet.plone.org/> led me to yesterday's Zea Partners article:

EU Research investigates the Quality and Socioeconomic aspects of Free
Libre Open Source Software

The thirty-month QUALOSS project is scheduled to end around March 2009.
We are currently negotiating an extension of 6 to 9 months.

I wonder what the quality measurements of Plone will be.

Personally, I think that Plone excels in many areas. The recent swarm views of things are testaments to openness and innovation, both flourishing in and
around the quality requirements and long-term planning of Plone core.


QUALity in Open Source Software

Business Readiness Rating™ (BRR)

Qualification and Selection of Open Source software (QSOS)

<http://www.qualoss.org/dissemination/comparing-assessment- methodologies-for-free-open-source>
(June 2008) and the related PDF (sixteen pages).

<http://n2.nabble.com/RDF-and-Researchers-tp362574p362578.html> (May 2007)

<http://n2.nabble.com/3-research-projects-investigating-open-source- software-quality-launch-a-join-portal-tp362581p362581.html>
(June 2007)

Flossquality - Open source quality research

Software Quality Observatory for Open Source Software

Free/Libre Open Source Software Metrics

<http://n2.nabble.com/Plone-code-swarm---275-code-contributors--- more-than-Drupal-and-Joomla-combined-tp1387483p1387483.html>
(October 2008)


That at least four of the sites referenced above are Plone-powered should be
no surprise;

explains how collaborative software as Plone brings outstanding benefits
to EU research projects.

and by pleasant coincidence, earlier this week I prepared Plone site for a
five-nation six-partner EU project :)


Graham Perrin, Project/Media Development Officer
CENTRIM - the Centre for Research in Innovation Management
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